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For the battle that took place near the island in the Second War, see Battle of Crestfall.
Level: 120
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Races IconSmall Ghost Ghost
  Formerly OrcOrc Orc
HumanHumanHumanHuman Human
Affiliation Contested
Former affiliation(s) Blackrock clan, Dragonmaw clan, Old Horde, Admiralty of Kul Tiras
Location Great Sea (near Kul Tiras)
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Wrecks of the Second War.

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An old Horde base.

Crestfall is an island situated near Kul Tiras. It once belonged to the Admiralty[1] but has since been abandoned. Now this former battlefield is home to restless orc spirits, twilight dragons and pirates.[2]

It was introduced in patch 8.2.0 as an Island Expedition. Remnants of the Second War are found here.


Second War[]

Originally a territory of Kul Tiras, Crestfall was taken over by the Horde and used as their main naval base during the Second War. When their assault in the northlands failed, the orcish armies in Lordaeron staged a massive retreat. Gnomish submarines discovered the base, and Admiral Proudmoore believed the orcs planned soon to launch the remainder of their armada and retreat to the mainland of Azeroth. Lord Lothar ordered the base at Crestfall to be destroyed before the fleet could escape.[3]

When the Black Tooth Grin clan were sailing back from the Tomb of Sargeras they were also overtaken by Proudmoore's Alliance navy near the island. Though the Horde fleet was accompanied by dragons, the Alliance fleet was supported by Wildhammer gryphon riders, who had learned new tactics for dealing with the dragons during the war. Dal'rend and Maim's ship, and a few other vessels survived intact, but most of the Horde fleet was sunk by Daelin's superior forces, and the dragon riders scattered in all directions. Though Proudmoore succeeded in destroying the Horde's navy, his own ships were decimated by the dragons and many sailors died, including Daelin's own son Derek.[4]

Battle for Azeroth[]

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Almost thirty years after the Second War the island was still deserted and littered with remains of the war. Ruined orcish bases could still be found throughout the isle while shipwrecks and other remains were scattered on the coast and nearby islets, such as a wrecked orcish oil rig and even the corpse of a giant turtle submarine.

During the Fourth War, the Alliance and the Horde fought to control Crestfall as Azerite appeared on the shores. They also battled the restless orc spirits[2] who have haunted Crestfall since the Second War, and pirates.


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In the RPG[]

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Crestfall is an island located off Kul Tiras' northeastern coast and it is part of the nation of the same name. After the Second War it was rebuilt, and many farmers, mercenaries, and boaters make their home here. These people do not like strangers — some visitors are nearly shot when approaching a town at night on this island. The riflemen are constantly on guard, for the naga have been plaguing them recently. Rumors abound that a large naga force, under a warlord called Zethresh, hides near Crestfall's west shore. Zethresh reputedly seeks to cleanse the ocean and her isles of human encroachment.[5]

In Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans[]

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Alexstrasza's Cave in Warcraft Adventures.

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In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, Thrall encountered Alexstrasza in a place called "Alexstrasza's Cave" at Crestfall. She seemed to use it as her home and was situated on a rocky beach. Several shipwrecks were around, as well as a few scattered dragon scales and gold treasures.

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